Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide explains what anxiety is, how it works, and how to manage it. The goal is to help the millions of children with diagnosed anxiety disorders and even more experience some anxiety in their lives. This book shows kids what is happening in their brains and how learning to manage anxiety—by practicing calming strategies, going to therapy, and/or taking medication—can help. It also outlines self-advocacy and “translates” the common (and strange!) things adults say about anxiety.
“This book is absolutely educational. The age guidelines are ages 9-13, however I think this is good for 9 and up. I learned a lot from this book as an adult. There are three parts to the book: Understanding anxiety, taming anxiety and talking about anxiety. Topics such as what causes anxiety, types of anxiety, therapy and therapists, medications and self-advocacy are all discussed in easy-to-read terms.”
“I think that tweens, teens and adults are experimenting anxiety at high rates right now and this book is very timely and useful. I like that everything is covered, from anxiety symptoms to how to get help and strategies to work through anxiety. I would highly recommend this book.”
“I think this is an excellent book and as I mentioned, good for beyond age 13.”